Ecclesiastical Insurance has appointed Marc Lewis as its new Underwriting Director for the UK

02 May 2023

Marc joins from Aviva, where he has been Chief Underwriting Officer, Commercial Lines, for the past two years.

He replaces Tony Hutchins, who will be retiring later this year after almost a decade leading the underwriting team at Ecclesiastical UK.

Marc brings a wealth of experience to the specialist insurer. He spent 11 years at Aviva, joining as Lead Liability Underwriter, before working as Head of Casualty, Commercial Lines for five years. He previously spent eight years at Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance.

Ecclesiastical has been growing strongly and has announced ambitious further growth targets, both in its existing and new sectors. It is also making significant investment in digital propositions, helping to build its distribution capability and reach. The specialist insurer is aiming to double the size of its business over the next few years as part of its mission to give more to good causes.

Richard Coleman, Managing Director of Ecclesiastical Insurance UK, said Marc’s appointment was a significant boost for the business: “I am delighted Marc is joining us as our new Underwriting Director. Marc brings a great track record and wide-ranging experience to the role.

“We have ambitious plans to grow our insurance business and our parent Benefact Group is unique in financial services in giving all its profits to charity, so we have something really special in our organisation. I know Marc is very motivated by our charitable purpose and is excited to join and become a key part of our growth story.”

Richard thanked Tony for his excellent service to Ecclesiastical.

He said: “Tony has made a huge impact on our business since joining in 2014, both as an underwriter and a leader of this business. He will be missed by peers, colleagues, and his team, and like many I will personally miss his counsel, personality, and challenge.”

Marc will join Ecclesiastical later this year.